samsung smart monitor M5, M7, M8 reviewThe new line of Samsung Smart Monitors blurs the lines between televisions and monitors. Connect one of these monitors to the internet and instantly you can do many things, before you even connect a computer or other device to it. In that sense the monitor is “smarter” than your average monitor. Great for productivity and for pure play. Read on to learn why you might want to upgrade your monitor with a new Samsung, then enter for a chance to win either the new Samsung M5 smart monitor or the Samsung M7 smart monitor.

How smart is your computer monitor

The word “smart” gets thrown around a lot these days whenever people are talking about tech. Sometimes it means it connects to the internet, so you can access features via an app. Smart lights are examples of this. At some point in the future, “smart” devices will uniformly predict when and how you want to use them and behave appropriately without your intervention. Samsung smart monitors fall somewhere between these two.

The Samsung M5 and M7 monitors we are giving away in this contest offer a better experience that most monitors. My daughter recently bought a monitor and I offered to send her a Roku streaming stick so she could watch movies on it in her apartment. However, the monitor didn’t have internal speakers so she could watch movies but couldn’t hear them. The Samsung M5 and M7 do have speakers. However, they have a lot more than that.

Access entertainment and much more on Samsung smart monitors

It’s not hard to see why smart monitors are becoming so popular. Read the review of these monitors by Shelly Wutke on the blog and you’ll understand the attraction immediately. You can access content on the internet just using the monitor: without even attaching a computer. In this sense, it behaves like a television. It’s self contained with the Samsung operating system and its own remote control. Quickly and easily go from work mode to play mode, from typing an article to catching up on the new season of “Stranger Things.” Of course, it’s especially useful for students in a small apartment or a dorm room where you wouldn’t want to have a TV and a monitor. A monitor that doubles as a television is ideal.

But it also serves as an excellent monitor to get work done. The M5 is an amazing 27″ Full HD monitor and the M7 a spacious 32″ 4K UHD monitor. Both feature enhanced features for brilliant gaming when the work is done. And, as I mentioned, both are smart, bridging the gap between monitor and television making this an all in one productivity and entertainment centre.

Amazingly, Best Buy and Samsung are giving away both of these monitors in this contest.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in two different way.

  1. In a comment below, tell us which of these two prizes that we are giving away would be the best for a student and explain why.
  2. Visit the product page for the Samsung M7 Monitor and find at least one feature listed in the “More information” section that isn’t mentioned in this article and that you would find useful. Discuss that feature in an email to using the subject line, “Samsung Smart Monitors.” Do not mention that feature in a comment below.

What you can win

At the end of this contest, we will randomly select two (2) eligible entries to receive either the Samsung M5 smart monitor or the Samsung M7 smart monitor that Shelly reviewed on the blog.

This contest runs from June 21st to July 5th.

Remember you can enter once in a comment below and once via email. You would also be smart to share this contest with friends and family so they too have an opportunity to win great prizes from Best Buy.

Win a Samsung M5 or M7 Smart Monitor Contest Rules and Regulations

Good Luck.


  1. I think M5 is better because students usually have limited desktop space so it would fit better.

  2. The Samsung M7 smart monitor would be great for a student it has so many neat features, that could be very useful to a student.

  3. The Samsung M7 would be great since it has built in speakers and can be mutipurposed as a tv as well.

  4. The Samsung M7 would be great for a student since it has built in speakers and can be mutipurposed as a tv as well.

  5. The M7 would be best for a student as the wide screen area can be used to open multiple applications at once.

  6. I think the M5 would be better for a student because it’s slightly smaller, so it can fit into a tighter resident room.

  7. the M7 for the larger screen which will help them work on two things at once or even have a split screen for video and work

  8. I’ll say the Samsung M7 smart monitor.

    Simply because you get more screen real estate, which a student would definitely need when on their PC, allowing them to multitask easier.

  9. The M7 would be best for a student as the wide screen area can be used to open multiple applications at once.

  10. The M7 would be great for a student, more space to open multiple documents, and for watching TV 32in is still decent.

  11. The M7 would be a great choice for students as its larger size positions it better for multipurpose use.

  12. I would say that the M7 Smart Monitor is the better student choice. The 32″ 4K screen could also be used as a screen to stream movies in a small dorm room. Built-in speakers are also a plus!

  13. The M7’s 32″ large size would be best for a student. The large work area provided by a 4k 32″ screen allows for efficent productivity.

  14. The larger M7 with built in speakers would be great for a student. Due to the fact it acts like a tv too: multipurpose is the key for dorm life.

  15. Samsung M5 27″ FHD 60Hz 4ms GTG VA LED Smart Monitor (LS27BM500ENXGO) – Black because itis the best Best Buy price

  16. I think since the M7 has speakers it would be great to use in a student dorm; more multipurpose

  17. The M7 is a better student choice – the bigger screen means it can double to stream movies in a small dorm room.

  18. I feel that the M7 is best for students because they need something to double as both a monitor and a TV. That’s important because personally I find 27″ is the sweet spot for a monitor, but way to small for a TV while modern TVs are beautiful for movies while sitting on a couch across the room you cant use them for a monitor without turning your head all the time or squinting to read the text. 32″ is a nice compromise size for students in dorms and bedrooms where they only have space for 1 screen.

  19. M7 a spacious 32″ 4K UHD monitor so they can use it for a tv as well. 32in and 4k is a great tv for a student.

  20. The Samsung M7 32″ 4K Ultra HD 60Hz 4ms GTG VA LED Smart Monitor would be the better choice for a student in my opinion. Larger screen so it more easily doubles as a TV and in the end saves some space! Nice that you don’t need speakers too. Another great feature.

  21. I think the larger screen size on the Samsung M7 would be better for students as they can do more at once on the screen

  22. I think the Samsung M7 Smart Monitor would be great for a student because it doubles as a smart TV – great for saving space in tight dorm rooms or apartments (no TV necessary).

  23. Well I’d have to go with the Samsung M7 for the bigger screen – that’s what my kids would go for. Both look awesome though! Good luck everyone!!

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